What is a NOW Box?

NOW TV box and remote

Turn your TV into a smart TV with the amazing little NOW Box

The NOW Box is a great way for you to get tons of movies, shows, kids' TV and sport on your telly at home, with no contract.

You’ll need the NOW app to get all of the above, and it’s already preloaded onto the NOW Box. But on top of that, there’s lots of other apps available on the NOW Box.

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You can buy the NOW Box directly from our website. Once you get your box, all you’ll need to do is set it up, sign in with your NOW account and start watching.

More info How do I buy a NOW Box?

More info How do I set up my NOW Box?

The NOW Box comes with:

  • Remote control
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • HDMI cable
  • Power supply unit with mains plug

The NOW TV Box comes with batteries, plug, cable

  • Internet connection (via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable) and a minimum download speed of:
    • Broadband - 2.5Mbps
    • 3G or 4G - 180Kbps
  • A TV with an HDMI port.

No, you don't need a TV aerial. The NOW Box just needs an internet connection to stream shows, movies and sport straight to your TV.

Yes, you’ll need to be a NOW member to set up your NOW Box.

To join NOW and get an account, simply choose your membership:

Cinema Membership
Entertainment Membership
Sports and Sports Extra Membership
Hayu Membership

Your NOW Box comes with a bunch of apps already pre-installed, with loads more you can download in seconds.

You get catch up apps like 3Player and Channel 4, as well as Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and Sky Sports Box Office.

More infoSee the full list of apps available on the NOW Box

Yes, you can connect as many NOW Boxes as you like within your home.

You can watch on 1 device at a time, unless you've got NOW Boost, which lets you stream on 3 devices at once.

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Yes, you can still keep your NOW Box if you cancel your membership. However you won't be able to watch any movies, TV or live sport with the NOW app.

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You can't currently connect the NOW Box to a Micro SD card, or other expandable media storage devices.

No, the NOW Box can only be used for the NOW app and other apps available in the App Store.

No, you can't browse the internet with the NOW Box.

You can’t record whole shows or series on the live TV channels with your NOW Box.

You can only pause or rewind on demand movies and shows.